CASE-ing the Catty - Garden Lane Colours

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we are CASE-ing the colours from the Garden Lane DSP on page 41 of the Annual Catalogue.  The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper is in lots of shades of green. I use green a lot for accents, but it isn't a primary go-to colour for me, so creating just with these colours was a real challenge. 

I chose one of the designs from the Garden Lane Designer series paper pack as my starting point and then took my queues from the paper. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started  with a Mint Macaron card base and added a piece of the soft leafy patterned paper with a white background. In the centre is a panel of Mint Macaron card stock that I have dry embossed with the new Bricks & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some added interest and texture. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
My focus is a fluffy white daisy created with thick Whisper White card stock and the Daisy Punch and the new Medium Daisy Punch. I've got 3 layers of petals for the base and 2 layers for the centre. The stamens are in Mint Macaron and cropped with a die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. I finished it with a large Clear Faceted Gem. Also from the same die set are the 2 leaves in Mossy Meadow. 

I also stamped the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Mossy Meadow and cropped it with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. To finish I have finished with a silver leaf from the Leaves Trinkets topped with a Mint Macaron Baker's Twine bow. I used the Light Mint Macaron Stampin' Blend marker to colour White Baker's twine.

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a layer of the designer paper and then the stitched rectangle writing panel matte on Mint Macaron card stock. I added another daisy at the base, this time just using the Medium Daisy Punch and a centre of Mossy Meadow. Instead of a gem I added a punched circle in Silver Glimmer.

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow Garden Lane DSP
 Ink Mossy Meadow
Accessories Clear Faceted Gem, White Baker's Twine, Leaves Trinkets, 
Tools     Bricks & Mortar 3D EF, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Magnolia Memory Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Light Mint Macaron), Daisy & Medium Daisy Punches, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Liz has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we are CASE-ing a layout from page 151 of the Annual Catalogue.  You can see the variety of layouts in the photo above. My initial inspiration came from the card at the top right with the weather vane and also the card on the top left with the cropped Stitched Nested Label Die. So my card is a mash-up of both layouts with a bit of creative license thrown in!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
So this is what I came up with. I turned the card at the top right 90to make it portrait. The card base is Lovely Lipstick and I add a panel of Gray Granite card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then created a waist band at the top and added some belt loops. The straight die that comes with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies was used to create the stitched look, which makes it look authentic, don't you think? I found out the hard way that you need to do the embossing before adding the stitching, as the stitching gets flattened.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I bought the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set as I loved the slightly retro look of the imagery and the sample project in Annual Catalogue. Are you old enough to remember embroidered jeans from the 70's? The 'pocket' image coordinates with the Pocket Dies that I don't have, but when I saw the cropped Stitched Nested Label in the card at the top left, I wondered whether any of those dies would be large enough. Well, I'm stoked to tell you that the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies works perfectly with this image and I used the straight die to add the stitching across the top.

The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends - Lovely Lipstick for the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and the background with Light Pool Party.  I also went around the image with Dark Pool Party to add a bit of shadow. I used the Chalk Marker to colour the bird and then added a hint of shadow with the Basic Gray watercolour pencil. The flowers in the pocket are a separate image, which were coloured and then fussy cut and popped up at different heights in the pocket. The greeting is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is pretty flexible for a friendship, birthday or 'just because' card. I wanted the greeting label to be the same colour as the pocket, so I coloured a small piece of card stock with the  light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. When it was dry and I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink and cropped it with the smallest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a Gray Granite mat to the white writing panel, which tones down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick a little. At the base is a strip of the Lovely Lipstick gingham designer paper and at the top I've stamped and coloured another of the coordinating images from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Well, I hope you can see how the creative process brought me to this point! CASE-ing is a great way to get inspired and who knows where you will end up, lol.

Project Details
Stamps Pocketful of Happiness, Very Versailles
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party), Chalk Marker, Basic Gray Watercolour pencil, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Siobhan has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Love, Thanks, Support

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Siobhan's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're taking inspiration from the Love, Thanks & Support section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 72-97.  There are just so many fabulous samples in this huge section of the catalogue.  I'm definitely going to be CASE-ing a few more projects from these pages in the future.

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I settled on the card above, using products from the Bird Ballad Suite. The Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is fabulous for fussy cutting the pretty bird images and I love all of the coordinating colours.

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to make my card square, so I could create some extra 'real estate'. As with the sample, I have used Pool Party for my base card and the top layer, which has been die cut with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The leaves were stamped with Pool Party ink before adding a layer of Whisper White behind the aperture, leaving a narrow border.  I wanted to bring in some extra colour so I added a wider border of Petal Pink before layering the panel on the 13cm square Pool Party card base.  

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I knew I was going to pop-up the image, so I adhered it first to some Whisper White before fussy cutting. I chose to cut close to the line as you can then go around the image with a slightly lighter marker (I used a Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker) to cover the white core. Because it can be hard to get into areas such as behind the bird's legs, putting the image on the same colour background (in this case white), means that it is much less noticeable. Where this isn't possible, you maybe able to colour the background like I did for the top flower in the photo. I used a Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend Marker to colour the small area between the flowers.  Some of the stems on the flower buds are very narrow, so another trick I use is to leave a little bit of white on each side of the stem and then colour it with the marker.

I used a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral on Petal Pink card stock and cropped with the Classic Label Punch, which mirrors the shape of the aperture. I added a little scallop border in Calypso coral to tie in the Petal Pink mat and flowers. A sprinkle of rhinestones finish it off.

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For the inside I have mirrored the Petal Pink mat with the white writing panel. At the base is a strip of the sweet striped designer paper which includes most of the colours in the bird image. On a scrap of designer paper I found the half bird image, which was the perfect colour and conveniently facing in the right direction. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Free As A Bird, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Bird Ballad DSP
 Ink Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Big Shot, Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends, Classic Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Julia has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Tina's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing the layout in the photo above from page 159 of the Annual Catalogue. This is such a great layout and you'll see lots of inspiration from the team, so make sure you go through the hop and see them all. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Goodness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When I saw the layout, I immediately thought of the new Birthday Goodness stamp set, waiting to be inked for the first time. It is a set of 9 cling stamps featuring the gorgeous display (I'm sure there is a culinary name for it) of macarons that you see on my card.  I decided my macarons would be chocolate with raspberry filling and that is what I have based my colour palette on. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Goodness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a panel of Whisper White and stamped the macarons in Memento Espresso Truffle, which is a dark brown and slightly softer than Tuxedo Black. The macarons were coloured in Crumb Cake with the centre in light Rococo Rose. The roses were stamped again and coloured with light and dark Rococo Rose, fussy cut and popped up over the roses on the main panel. I've used Smoky Slate for the stand for a silver look.  I added some retired silver Mini Sequin Trim and silver Baker's Twine for the embellishment on the side.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Goodness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I realised that I had cut myself a bit short at the top, so I flagged the bottom end to give the illusion of a bit more length and added another smaller piece of flagged Silver Foil underneath (although it looks black in the photo because of reflection). I popped up the panel on some pretty Rococo Rose gingham and then onto the Whisper White card  base that was embossed with the Scripty 3D embossing folder, which you can see a lot clearer in the photo above. I finished with the birthday greeting from Birthday Goodness heat embossed in white on Rococo Rose card stock and cropped with the Stitched Rectangle dies. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Goodness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Rococo Rose and a strip of Crumb Cake gingham paper at the bottom. I stamped the streamers at the top in Rococo Rose and added another of the greetings from Birthday Goodness in the centre. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut 2 of the little roses for the bottom corner.

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Goodness
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Rococo Rose, 2019-21 In Colour DSP, Silver Foil
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Rococo Rose, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine (retired), Silver Mini Sequin Trim (retired), Rhinestones
Tools     Scripty 3D Embossing Folders, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue,  Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake , Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate) White EP, Heat gun


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Pressed Petals Colour Combo

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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We're changing things up a bit as we CASE the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. This week, we're taking the colour combination of the beautiful Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper for inspiration together with the layouts on pages 72-74. The coordinating colours for this DSP are Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzaz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. Wow, that is a lot of colours and you can choose any or all of them when you join us with  your CASE on our Facebook page (see details at the bottom of the post). We would love to see your creation!

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I've chosen to CASE the pretty card above that uses a number of products from the Pressed Petals Suite on page 73. The centre panel has been stamped with images from the Path of Petals stamp set. I've used the gorgeous floral design from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Paper instead. This is a lighter weight paper and there are 24 sheets in the pack; 4 each of 6 double-sided designs.

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
My base card is Very Vanilla and I cut another Very Vanilla panel and embossed it with the new Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, although you can't see it in this photo. The floral design paper is matted onto Merry Merlot card stock and the focus panel is also Merry Merlot with a small border of Rococo Rose. I have embossed the Merry Merlot panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for a bit more texture and adhered it to the floral panel.

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the lovely frame dies from the new Detailed Bands Dies as the centre of my focus panel. I adhered a strip of the linen-look designer paper to some Kraft card stock and then ran it through the Big Shot and I love the look. I die cut another in Very Vanilla and used the centre piece to stamp the greeting from the coordinating Band Together stamp set using Early espresso ink. The decorative frame is centred on the Merry Merlot panel and the band is folded over on both sides of the Very Vanilla panel. The greeting is popped up in the frame and then whole panel was adhered to the card base.

To finish, I have created a flower with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. The whole petal is sticky, so I held onto the bottom point and then ran the top part over my embossing buddy to remove the stickiness, so the petals have a more natural look. I've used 5 petals for my flower and created a centre with a 1/2" circle cut from a leftover scrap of the linen-look paper. I added the double bow of Baker's Twine with one of the gold Designer Elements in the centre. I took some white Baker's Twine and used the Light Rococo Rose Stampin' Blend marker to colour it. Use the side of the marker, so you don't split the tip. 

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have cut the leftover piece of floral designer paper in half and added it to each side to create a reverse of the card front. The Very Vanilla writing panel has been stamped with the leaves from the Very Versailles stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink and a narrow strip of the linen-look paper added at the base. I had some of the Rococo Rose coloured Baker's Twine left so I tied it around the linen panel. 

Project Details
Stamps Band Together, Very Versailles
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose, Pressed Petals Specialty DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Baker's Twine, Designer Elements, Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape
Tools     Scripty & Subtle 3D Embossing Folders, Detailed Bands Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Light Rococo Rose Stampin' Blend, 1/2" Circle punch


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE-ing a Layout

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Hi there

I'm back this week to join the CTC Crew in case-ing a layout from page 36 of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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These are the projects on page 36 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite.  Lots of great layouts here, but I decided to use the one in the bottom right corner. 

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So you an see it more clearly, I've cropped out the card above, that I'm using as my inspiration today. This is such a flexible layout that incorporates designer paper as well as some focus images and a greeting panel. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to ink up my new To A Wild Rose stamp set for the first time. This is a DistInktive style stamp set, so you get lots of fabulous shading in your image, plus it is also a Two-Step as well. You can combine an outline image with either or both of the solid images that are included, or you can colour the outline image using any of your favourite colouring methods. In addition to the rose, there is a set of two-step leaves and some lovely greetings in mixed fonts. I know I'm going to be using this set a lot. 

My card base is Crumb Cake and I added a layer of Blushing Bride gingham designer paper.  The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Soft Suede and then cropped with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and then the outline image was stamped over the top in Soft Suede ink that was stamped off once. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used all 3 of the rose stamps, with the first layer being Blushing Bride, the second layer for the darker shading is the new In Colour Rococo Rose stamped off once and finally, the outline image in Soft Suede stamped off once. This set has the  coordinating Wild Rose Dies that I used to crop the leaves, but I elected to fussy cut the flowers right on the edge as I like look.  I've used one of the extra dies included in the set for the foliage in Gold Foil.  The front rose has been popped up and although difficult to see there is some white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon peeping out from underneath.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Blushing Bride and I've stamped some soft floral images from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Rococo Rose (stamped off once) on the writing panel.

Project Details
Stamps To A Wild Rose, Beautiful Friendship, Good Morning Magnolia
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Subtles 6x6 Designer Paper, Gold Foil
 Ink Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools     Wild Rose Dies, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project

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Hi there

This week is our second last week of CASE-ing the current catalogues, so the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite Big Shot project.

This will be my last post for a while as I am going into hospital tomorrow for left total knee replacement surgery. I had the right knee done 18 months ago, so I'm hoping for the same excellent result. It will be a few weeks before I will be able to comfortably sit at my craft desk again, but I'll be back to CASE the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue as soon as I can. It will also be fabulous to have 2 good knees again!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Kelly's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and this lovely group of projects jumped out at me. I love the bright colours in the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper and although late to the party, I finally succumbed to the Broadway Birthday Bundle a few months ago. The Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights Dies have carried over into the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, but you will need to purchase the bundle before 4 June, if you want to take advantage of the 10% discount. 

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My inspiration for this fun fold card comes from the designer paper and the elements in the Broadway Lights Dies that have been used in the sample projects in the photo. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I saw a few concertina style folds on Pinterest, but I've created my own version which is the normal height of 14.8cm for a metric portrait card and the full length of an A4 sheet of card stock.  I just fiddled with a prototype in copy paper until I got the proportions of the folds to something I was happy with. The finished width when closed is 11.4cm, so you do need a slightly larger envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The 'hooray' is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and I've stamped the dots over the top with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white. The frame was die cut from Black Foil and I used it as a template to cut out the 'hooray ' and another in Black card stock and sandwiched them all together with the Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain to make a neat and robust embellishment and closure for the card. The balloon was die cut from the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil and I adhered a black embossed 'stick for the balloon to each side of the 'hooray' sign to keep it rigid. I finished with 3mm rhinestones all around the frame as you can never have too much sparkle!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

For the inside I have stamped 'make a' in black ink and the 'WISH' in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped the dots over the top again in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  The diamond pattern on the bottom of the writing panel was created using one of the extra dies in the Broadway Lights set and then I filled in the diamonds with a set cut from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick. 

Fancy fold cards are always fun to make and add a bit of 'wow' for the recipient. 

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Black Foil, Lovely Lipstick Foil (Sale-a-bration)
 Ink Lovely Lipstick, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain
Tools     Broadway Lights Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, White & Black EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 3 June and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Hi there

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's who are enjoying some extra TLC today. I hope you've had a lovely day. I was able to visit my Mum in WA last week and left her my card to open today.

As we get towards the end of the Occasions Catalogue period, the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite retiring stamp set. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I have lots of favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue that are retiring, so I've chosen Climbing Roses Bundle for my card this week. It is still available to purchase, while stocks last.

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My inspiration comes from the card above on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue. I've been wanting to CASE this one for a while, so I'm glad I have the opportunity today.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used all of the same elements as the sample card, but changed it up a bit. I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and added a layer of thick Whisper White that I dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This adds interest and texture without making the finished card look too busy. The large rose image from the Climbing Roses cling stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink to give a more subtle outline and I then coloured it with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The coloured image was cropped with the coordinating die from Rose Trellis Thinlits

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The background to the floral image is the lattice that I have die cut  in Silver Glimmer to add some sparkle and I positioned it on the right side of the card. The greeting from the Dear Doily stamp set (also retiring) was heat embossed on the Highland Heather die cut label and popped under the floral image.  The small coloured rose was added to the corner of the greeting label and some scattered rhinestones finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the Highland Heather gingham designer paper at the bottom and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to border it. I've stamped and coloured part of the large floral image from the Climbing Roses stamp set in the top corner and added a small coloured rose in the opposite corner to finish.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Dear Doily
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Silver Glimmer, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are CASE-ing a layout from the Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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CASE-ing layouts is one of the best ways to get started when you're not feeling inspired to design your own creation. Since I've been back from OnStage, I've felt my mojo was still on holiday in Auckland, lol, so this has been great for me to get started creating again.

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I've chosen the card above as my inspiration this week. I love the laser cut background and the layering of the embellishments.  

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with the same laser cut design from the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, which are sized to fit a standard imperial size card base as shown in the Stampin' Up! sample.  I added mine to a piece of Pool Party card stock, leaving a wide border and then to a standard metric Bermuda Bay card base that I trimmed by 6mm in length to create an even border. I think the extra space around the laser cut panel makes it look less 'busy'.

I chose to use a piece of the beautiful Petal Pink and Pool Party blossom paper from the new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper as my focus. It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue that will be shipping to my customers from 6 May 2019.  The paper has been trimmed on each end with the Everyday Label Punch and layered on a Bermuda Bay banner for a pop of colour and added to a stitched rectangle of Vellum card stock. The Vellum helps to soften the bold laser cut design and keep the focus on the designer paper. 

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I didn't want to add any more colours, so I've used Silver Foil and Bermuda Bay die cuts behind the greeting, together with some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim, both of which are retiring, unfortunately. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad DSP & Free as a Bird stamp set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the designer paper on the left and then stamped and coloured part of the large bird image from the new Free as a Bird stamp set with Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Free as a Bird
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Bird Ballad DSP, Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
 Ink Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Classic Garage

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Classic Garage  section of the Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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There are such a lot of great samples in this section of the Occasions Catalogue and I would loved to have CASE-ed more than one if I had the time. I will have to revisit this again.

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In the end,  I decided to go with the card above from page 51 of the Occasions Catalogue, using the Perfectly Paired stamp set. I don't own this set, but a friend kindly let me stamp some images a while ago, so I'm glad to be able to use one.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample image was coloured with watercolour pencils, but I have used my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, for a bold and bright result. I have a thick Whisper White card base and then a Balmy Blue mat to create my sky. I dry embossed a piece of Pacific Point card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and then cut the top following the curves to give it more depth. I die cut some clouds from Sparkle Glimmer using the Up & Away Thinlits and added the Sparkle Glimmer die cut 'welcome'.  'Baby' was stamped in Pacific Point and double cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to get the length I wanted.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
After colouring the image, I decided to fussy cut it, so I could add my own background. It was a little fiddly, but worth it. When cutting right on the line of the image, I always go around it with a Stampin' Write marker in a slightly lighter colour (I used Smoky Slate this time) to cover any little white bits. 

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat and some of the Balmy Blue gingham DSP at the bottom. The greeting from the Better Together stamp set is stamped in Pacific Point. The little deer from the retired Made with Love stamp set is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Paired, Well Said, Better Together, Made with Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Gingham Gala DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Seaside TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kelly has to inspire you this week. 

2019 CTC Next

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Classic Garage section and thanks for visiting me today!